College Sports

Goucher (Md.) College attackman Sam Morgan, formerly of Kearsarge.
(Gaucher College photograph)

College Notes: A Rundown of Who’s Done What and Where

Sunday, March 29, 2015

A look at other area athletes competing in varsity college sports: Baseball Holy Cross started 5-14 with sophomore pitcher Joe Cravero (Hanover) appearing once and allowing three hits and four earned runs. ... Ross Caswell (Randolph) is a freshman catcher at Nichols (Mass.) College, which had its first four games postponed because of field conditions. ... Sophomore infielder Andrew Cawley (Corinth/Thetford Academy) is on the roster at Bowdoin, which won five of its first 13 games. ... Jake Broom (New London/Kearsarge) is a junior utility player who batted .333 in nine games for Plymouth State, which started 4-6. ... Daniel Webster won three of its …

Ready to Serve: Ex-Hanover Player Takes Long Road to Army

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Andrew O’Leary’s winding path to college hockey resulted in an unorthodox destination: the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Black Knights have a long history in the sport, but unfortunately it’s not a particularly successful one. Army has never qualified for the NCAA tournament, hasn’t had a winning season in seven years …

Big Green’s Winless Start Continues

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Hanover — The Dartmouth College women’s lacrosse team plunged deeper into unfamiliar territory Saturday, its 9-7 loss to Southern California dropping its record to 0-8 and setting a program record of the same length for consecutive setbacks. The Big Green twice trailed by three goals before pulling within 8-7 with eight minutes to …

Devils at the Mike: Ex-Duke Players Own the Airwaves

Friday, March 20, 2015

New York — All of a sudden this season, former players from a certain school seem to be analyzing nearly every big college basketball game. Jay Bilas ascended to the top commentating team at ESPN. Grant Hill was picked to do the Final Four. Jay Williams joined Bilas …

NCAA Men: Favorites Do Much Better

Friday, March 20, 2015

There were no big upsets in the first half of Day 2 of the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has been anticipating for …

Analysis: Big Green Basketball Would Like to Go Further

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Buffalo, n.y. — While second-term Dartmouth men’s basketball coach Paul Cormier has managed to push the Big Green back into the upper division of the Ivy League, he believes he now faces a tougher landscape in order to …

NCAA Tourney Roundup: No. 14 Seeds Rule Round 2

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Two wins by No. 14 seeds. Two sons winning games for their father-coaches. The team nobody thought belonged in the field winning a game. The Big 12 starting 0-3. Just another opening day of the NCAA Tournament. South Region UAB 60, Iowa State 59 Louisville, Ky. — William …

College Roundup: Dartmouth Softball Wins in Extra Innings

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jamaica, n.y. — With the bases loaded in the top of the ninth, Dartmouth’s Katie McEachern was hit by a pitch, which forced home the game-winning run as the Dartmouth College softball team defeated St. John’s, 5-2, in nine innings on Thursday. Freshman Lourlin Lara then drove home …

Tar Heels Hang On, Edge Plucky Crimson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jacksonville , Fla. — North Carolina was supposed to be too big, talented and versatile, and at times the Tar Heels lived up to their pregame billing. Harvard is just a tough out in the NCAA Tournament. Justin …

Local Roundup: Dartmouth Senior Captain Skating to AHL

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hanover — Dartmouth men’s hockey two-year captain Tyler Sikura has signed an amateur tryout contract with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. Sikura played in all 33 games this season for the Big Green, finishing second on the team in scoring with 24 points on 10 …

College Basketball: Lucky Night for RMU

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Dayton, Ohio — Lucky Jones scored 21 points, including a key free throw, Rodney Pryor had 20 and Marcquise Reed 19 to lead Robert Morris back from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat North Florida 81-77 on Wednesday …

Tough Task For Crimson in NCAA Tourney

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Jacksonville, Fla. — Harvard’s Tommy Amaker is more than familiar with North Carolina from his days as a standout player and assistant coach at Duke, although that won’t make it any easier going against the Tar Heels in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 13th-seeded Crimson …

Commentary: It’s ACC’s Time to Shine

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Some old habits are best left unbroken. For more than three decades, from 1977 to 2010, it became almost a given that at least one ACC squad would reach the men’s Final Four. The habit grew so ingrained, we almost took it for granted. Not anymore. During those …